Borough publishes updates on its parking plans

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Sutton Council has published updates on its plans to improve parking across the borough, including launching a new online tool and setting up events for residents to find out more about the proposals.

The parking strategy, which takes a boroughwide view of parking options, seeks to prioritise on-street parking for residents where possible, while taking into account demands on kerb space from future developments, commuter parking and safety and access for emergency and refuse collection vehicles.

The council is consulting across three geographical areas to get residents views and we are now at the final stage of the consultation for Geographical Area 1, which includes St Helier, The Wrythe & Wandler Valley and Sutton Local areas, parts of Carshalton Central, Sutton South, Belmont and Wallington North.

The council has this week written to 43,000 residents in Geographical Area 1 with information about the final formal consultation stage and details of upcoming information events. We’ve also published the results of the latest consultation for Geographical Area 1 on our website.

“The formal proposals for Geographical Area 1 are available on our website with a new online map where residents can search for proposals for their street,” said a statement.

“In areas where changes are proposed, the plans include:

  • Permit parking areas (PPAs) – various times.

  • Yellow lines at some junctions for safety purposes.

“In a PPA all streets are subject to parking controls and vehicles may park only when displaying a valid permit for that PPA. There are no marked bays in a PPA, with the exception of disabled bays, loading bays and time limited free bays.

“The formal consultation process will be split into two parts.

  • Formal consultation (traffic management order) for seven permit parking areas (PPA’s) to launch in early July.

  • Formal consultation (traffic management order) for three new PPA zones in Sutton Central and Sutton South and a small free bay scheme in Sutton North to launch in the Autumn.

“Ahead of the July formal consultation on the seven new PPA’s, we are holding a series of information events for residents in those affected areas to see the plans for their area and to ask us any questions.

“Residents will have three weeks in July to respond to the formal TMO process.

“The seven PPAs include three near St Helier Hospital, two near Hackbridge station, one near Carshalton Station and one in Sutton North.

INFORMATION EVENTS:

Monday, June 17, 2019

Day session: 9am-1pm

Evening session: 5pm-8pm

Westcroft Library

Westcroft Road,

Carshalton SM5 2TG

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Day session: 9am to 1pm

Evening session: 4pm to 7pm

Circle Library

Green Wrythe Lane,

Carshalton, SM5 1JJ

Monday, June 24, 2019

Day session: 9am to 1pm

Evening session: 5pm to 8pm

Hackbridge Christian Spiritualist Church Hall

London Road,

Hackbridge, SM6 7HF

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Day session: 9am to 1pm

Evening session: 5pm to 8pm.

Sutton Library

St Nicholas Way,

Sutton, SM1 1EA

“For residents in the proposed new PPA zones in Sutton Central and Sutton South, and the Sutton North free bay schemes we will provide further information about how you can engage in formal consultations in the Autumn.

“The next phase of consultation for residents in Geographical Area 2 (which includes parts of South Sutton, Cheam, Belmont, Carshalton and Clockhouse) and the start of consultation for Geographical Area 3 (which includes parts of Cheam North, Worcester Park, Beddington and Wallington wards) will commence in the Autumn. More information about these consultations will be published in due course.

“Additionally, as a result of feedback from residents during the parking strategy consultations so far, the council is reviewing its N1 van policy. The policy, implemented in September 2016, was aimed at discouraging companies from using residential streets to park their fleet vehicles. A decision is expected at the Environment and Neighbourhoods Committee on June 20.

“For more info on the parking strategy consultations: www.sutton.gov.uk/parkingstrategy

Comments 1

  1. P AM DISAPPOINTED THAT SUTTON CAN EVEN THINK OF PUTTING PARKING CONTROL IN CARSHALTON- Instead of draining money from residents lobby the government constantly not just once a year – its impossible for all the residents who live off MILL LANE SM5 2LA to park as side rows too narrow – DO NOT MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT – there are other ways of the Council making money- ALSO DO NOT CHARG FOR PARKING FOR VISITORS AT LOCAL PARKS – its the only enjoyment low income families can have – ALL A BIT SHOCKING- the fact that the COUNCIL TAX is £50 a month for pensioners on a small pension is shocking enough- Penny Smith

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